by Thomas Bedward April 02, 2021
Emerging from the remote Kimberly region of Western Australia, Pinstripe began their journey in 2021, kicking up the dust around their remote hometown before launching themselves onto the mainstage. After establishing themselves on Triple J Unearthed and touring across Western Australia, the band moved to Albany, where they immediately made their mark. Led by frontman Scott Mackenzie, with Tim Jeffs on bass, Mark Reebe on lead guitar and Paul Meyers on drums, they’ve become synonymous with the toe-tapping, arm-flailing, head-bopping beats that are driven by hard work, humble attitude and a commitment to music that is second to none.
As a cover’s band, Pinstripe cultivated a uniquely personal sound, one that took the best elements of their influences and seamlessly blended it with the band’s own personal style. Caught firmly in the golden age of indie rock, their covers hinted at what Pinstripe could achieve, but now, with the release of their debut original single, they’ve taken things to a whole new level.
Released in February of this year, ‘Everglow’ sees Pinstripe breaking out on their own, cutting the strings of covers and finally embracing their own creative freedom after six long and triumphant years together. Rattling with a dark, but unmistakable modern alt-rock sound that draws instant comparisons to bands like Linkin Park, Dead Rituals, and After the Fall, ‘Everglow’ hits hard and leaves a lasting impression. Deeply melodic, and perfectly produced, it’s a single that twists genres and offers a unique outlook, capitalising on the discipline and power that first brought them into the public eye.
While a lot of cover band’s often get caught up retreading the same old ground, ‘Everglow’ proves that Pinstripe can think outside the box, and importantly, that they’re comfortable stepping into the unknown and exploring the full breadth of the indie-rock spectrum.
It’s so easy to see why ‘Everglow’ has already amassed over 100,000 streams on Spotify alone, and if they can keep producing original material in the same vein as this, then it’s easy to see them becoming one of Western Australia’s most revered rock bands.
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